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We’ve Got An Update On Guillermo Del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth Musical!

Once More With Feeling

Considering the ever-wonderful Guillermo del Toro has a tendency of talking up several different projects at once, when we first heard he was working on a musical version of Pan’s Labyrinth, we were skeptical. But thanks to the Grammy Awards, we have news on that front! 

We last heard about this in December of 2012 when we found out del Toro already wrote a book version, of what will be a stage show, with Jeremy UngarPaul Williams, the voice of the Penguin in Batman: The Animated Series. and star/composer of Phantom of the Paradise, was writing lyrics with composer Gustavo Santaolall taking care of the tunes. “I admire and love Gustavo and Paul wrote the perfect album in Phantom Of The Paradise, which I have loved for decades,” said del Toro.

At the Grammy’s this past weekend, Williams spoke with reporters after taking home an award for his work on Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories. He said:

I’m writing a musical based on Pan’s Labyrinth with Guillermo del Toro, and my whole relationship with Guillermo del Toro is based on his love for Phantom of the Paradise. I’m writing that with Gustavo Santaolalla, who’s a brilliant, brilliant composer from Argentina.

He’s basically echoing what we already knew but it’s good to hear it’s still an ongoing process. Also, it’s always great to hear about del Toro being a fanboy.

(via Blastr)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."